Movember is a charity that focuses it’s funding on men’s health. The organisation got it’s name from the moustache november asking for men to grow a moustache and not shave for a month in support of the charity. The main 3 focuses for them are:
- prostate cancer
- testicular cancer
- mental health/suicide prevention
People get sponsored to grow a moustache and keep it groomed for all of november. People can also hold their own events where people do marathons and different events in the name of the charity. The foundation also hold challenges for businesses to raise money and grow a moustache for the month.
The reason they raise money is that men are dying too young and movember are trying to help raise money for the research. They aim to reduce the number of deaths prematurely by 25% by 2030.
Many men are losing their fight with mental health and cancer. People are sharing their stories and trying to get other people on board with raising the money. The Movember foundation donates money to researchers in different countries.This allows them to reach new levels of understanding in their fields and help people fight their battles that others have lost.